Winners announced at 2015 Sony World Photography awards
World’s largest photography competition today names Simon Norfolk as the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards’ Landscape Photographer of the Year
The Honorary Jury of the world’s largest photography competition today names Simon Norfolk as the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards’ Landscape Photographer of the Year.
Norfolk is a landscape photographer who lives and works in Brighton, UK and he was selected from a staggering 87,000 entries to the Professional competition for a series called “When I Am Laid In Earth”. The photographer maps with a pyrograph the melting away of the Lewis Glacier on Mt. Kenya.
This isn’t the first time Norfolk has has success in the competition, having previously been awarded 1st place in the Professional People category of the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards and 2nd place in the Professional Architecture category in the same year.
Talking about his win Norfolk comments “As Photography with a capital ‘P’ seems to be happy to decline into purposeless ‘picture-making’ and Photoshop gimmicks, it’s great to see that Sony are still rewarding real documentary photography with a focus on an issue as important as climate change. I hope that continues.”
Now in its eighth year, the Sony World Photography Awards annually presents the world’s best contemporary photography across a range of genres and is the world’s largest photography competition.